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Sparr Risher
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If you play a game with two expansions, where should you enter that you played the game? Just the main game? Just the expansions? All 3?

What about playing in realtime online?

Does playing by (e)mail count? If so, on what date?

Ditto the date question for any long session that spans multiple days (queue Seinfeld 'Risk' episode replay here).

I doubt there are rules for these things, so I am more asking about common practices, and what you (yes, YOU!) think is proper.
 
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Everyone around here seems to have different views on these issues, there is one "official" policy, so I recommend checking out the following threads:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/124967

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/147088

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/137490

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/134108

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/147815

Personally, I enter the base game and all expansions, but I notice a lot of people just enter the base game or just enter the expansions, it's up to you how you want to keep track. I also enter games played in realtime online and played via turn-based websites, but from the thread links I've posted above, you'll see that the majority of people on BGG don't count their online plays when logging their games played. I log the session on the last day it was played. Anyway, I don't think there are really any common/sanctioned practices, everyone just sort of does what they feel like. But if you want to try to do what most people do, then it's likely the exact opposite of what I do in this field, as far as I've noticed.
 
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    Since most expansions are marked as such in their category, it would make sense to me that you would mark the games and the expansions and that your totals on you profile page would indicate values for both. This would be a code change for the site.

    I'm confident that this will eventually occur, so I have been marking expansions as played as well. It's useful information for someone considering purchasing an expansion -- owned and played data is far more valuable than user ratings in my opinion.

                Sag.
 
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I know it sounds wish-washy, but for me it depends on the expansion. For example, if I play A Game of Thrones + pieces from Storm of Swords and Clash of Kings, then I will count all three since I could not just play the expansion separately. However, if I am playing Ticket to Ride with just 1910 expansion tickets, then I will only count the expansion since I am just borrowing the physical objects to play the game and I am not intermixing the rest.

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I tend to just list the final expansion (ie, Cities and Knights if playing Settlers/Seafarers/C&Ks).

I don't like listing more than one game for a single session, because I like to be able to glance at my stats and get a quick idea of how much gaming I've been doing.

If I was focused instead on Five and Dimes or Hot 10's ( ) I might want to enter all the parts so that each play would count the base game.

I don't count online or email play at all, because that just tracks how little I've been working rather than how much I've been gaming.
 
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